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Become an author

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Each month we receive many applications from people who want to be authors for Lonely Planet. We read them all, then invite those with promise to submit a writing sample. We set the bar high. Last year out of over 500 applications we recruited eight new authors. We have more than 200 skilled and experienced freelance authors working on guidebooks from Sydney to Senegal and currently all our needs are met. If you’re interested in being an author for LP, come back to this part of the site each month for the latest update, and if we’re recruiting for someone with your expertise, please drop us a line.

Book Proposals

Lonely Planet is not currently seeking book proposals of any kind. From time to time, submissions to RecruitingAuthors@lonelyplanet.com.au may be reviewed but we will only get in touch with you if we wish to discuss the proposal further.